I saw this running skirt online earlier in the week and they had hardly any sizes left. I decided it probably wasn't meant to be. I figured that was probably for the best as I have more running shorts/skirts than I can count. Keith pointed out that my workout wardrobe out numbers my work wardrobe 3 to 1. Sadly, I think he's right. Well, I walked into Lulu and there on the rack I saw the skirt I had admired earlier in the week. I flipped through the rack and much to my delight, they had my size. Knowing I didn't NEED it, I decided to try it on anyway. I mean, what are the chances of it fitting and looking cute. I mean, most folks sporting the Lulu stuff are smaller than me so of course, look good in it. I slid into the skirt and knew I was in trouble when it fit. I declared this a most serendipitous moment and knew the skirt was meant to be mine. I must be living right I thought.
Looking good is one thing though. Would the skirt also prove to be functional? I wore it out on my long run this weekend and I have to tell you, I was beyond impressed. The skirt was lightweight, cute and the built in shorts never moved, not even once. I have about 5 other running skirts and the built in shorts in every pair move around, requiring me to tug at them while running. Not these though. When I returned from my run, I burst through the doors and told Keith I would be purging my workout drawer to make room for as many of these skirts as I could find. I was in love!
I recently purchased 3 running skirts from Athleta which I do love. Comparing the two skirts though, the Lulu skirt is much better suited for running whereas the Athleta skirts are better for running errands or doing less vigorous cardio (like maybe the elliptical).
I once declared I would never buy such expensive workout clothes. Once again, I find myself eating my words as the quality of this skirt really is superb. For those of you who have been eyeing these skirts, debating whether or not you should get one, let me answer that question for you.....HELL TO THE YES. Go now before they sell out of your size. Just a hint: if you like a little extra coverage, opt for the Tall vs Regular. I'm just shy of 5'5" (well, 5'6" if the height marker at the gas station is accurate...you know, the one they have on the door so they can measure thieves as they run out with the loot) and while I am not Tall, decided I wanted to have a little extra insurance in the back.
Here are some pics of the skirt for your viewing pleasure. Hope you all have an excellent week!!!!
|Front view of the super cute skirt. My head is cutoff as I just returned from my hot & sweaty run.|
|The ADORABLE built in shorts.|
|Rear view (as if you couldn't tell). The skirts are a little longer in the back . For me, the Tall is the perfect amount of coverage.|